We are sorry that your doctor has informed you that you have an ectopic pregnancy. It is an emotionally and physically difficult time and you will probably have some questions about your treatment and what is happening to you.
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Abstract Ectopic pregnancies have a negative impact on future fertility. Prompt diagnosis is paramount to preserve tubal function and reproductive potential. Expectant, medical, and surgical management of ectopic pregnancies have similar efficacy in properly selected patients. Medical management has emerged as a safe alternative to surgery and holds promise for preservation of future fertility. Laparoscopic […]
We are sorry that your doctor has informed you that you have an ectopic pregnancy. It is an difficult time and you will have questions.
An operation to remove the ectopic pregnancy will involve a general anaesthetic. Surgery is the longest established form of treatment.
Our research shows that patients who feel informed at the point of treatment or thereafter, achieve faster, more complete recovery from an ectopic.
Leroy Edozien, MRCP. FRCOG is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre at the University of Manchester. He considers how advances in technology have facilitated early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, which in turn has increased the scope for non-surgical treatment. In his article “Non-surgical […]
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If you have been diagnosed as having an ectopic pregnancy and are stable, with pulse and blood pressure within normal limits, and there is no heavy bleeding or severe pain, and if there are no signs of dizziness or fainting, the doctor will be able to discuss various treatment options with you.
We have been through the same physical and emotional trauma as you, so we understand and sympathise with how you may be feeling right now. We believe strongly that talk is therapeutic and that our forums and helpline really help people heal.
Your body goes through a process of recovery following an ectopic pregnancy and it is important that you be gentle with yourself and give yourself time to heal. It is not unusual to have many questions.